1 Kings 7:15-25 NIV

15 He cast two bronze pillars, each eighteen cubits high and twelve cubits in circumference.a

References for 1 Kings 7:15

    • { 7:15 - That is, about 27 feet high and 18 feet in circumference or about 8.1 meters high and 5.4 meters in circumference
      16 He also made two capitals of cast bronze to set on the tops of the pillars; each capital was five cubitsb high.

      References for 1 Kings 7:16

        • | 7:16 - That is, about 7 1/2 feet or about 2.3 meters; also in verse 23
          17 A network of interwoven chains adorned the capitals on top of the pillars, seven for each capital.
          18 He made pomegranates in two rowsc encircling each network to decorate the capitals on top of the pillars.d He did the same for each capital.

          References for 1 Kings 7:18

            • } 7:18 - Two Hebrew manuscripts and Septuagint; most Hebrew manuscripts "made the pillars, and there were two rows"
            • ~ 7:18 - Many Hebrew manuscripts and Syriac; most Hebrew manuscripts "pomegranates"
              19 The capitals on top of the pillars in the portico were in the shape of lilies, four cubitse high.

              References for 1 Kings 7:19

                •  7:19 - That is, about 6 feet or about 1.8 meters; also in verse 38
                  20 On the capitals of both pillars, above the bowl-shaped part next to the network, were the two hundred pomegranates in rows all around.

                  References for 1 Kings 7:20

                  21 He erected the pillars at the portico of the temple. The pillar to the south he named Jakinf and the one to the north Boaz.g

                  References for 1 Kings 7:21

                    • € 7:21 - "Jakin" probably means "he establishes."
                    •  7:21 - "Boaz" probably means "in him is strength."
                      22 The capitals on top were in the shape of lilies. And so the work on the pillars was completed.

                      References for 1 Kings 7:22

                      23 He made the Sea of cast metal, circular in shape, measuring ten cubits from rim to rim and five cubits high. It took a line of thirty cubitsh to measure around it.

                      References for 1 Kings 7:23

                        • ‚ 7:23 - That is, about 45 feet or about 14 meters
                          24 Below the rim, gourds encircled it—ten to a cubit. The gourds were cast in two rows in one piece with the Sea.
                          25 The Sea stood on twelve bulls, three facing north, three facing west, three facing south and three facing east. The Sea rested on top of them, and their hindquarters were toward the center.

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